Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
- (1971) was an important United States Supreme Court case dealing with the busing of students to promote integration in public schools.
- the Court held that busing was an appropriate remedy for the problem of racial imbalance among schools, even where the imbalance resulted from the selection of students based on geographic proximity to the school rather than from deliberate assignment based on race.·
- This was done to ensure the schools would be "properly" integrated and that all students would receive equal educational opportunities regardless of their race.·
- Busing students to promote integration is constitutional.